"The true college will ever have one goal - not to earn meat, but to know the end and aim of that life which meat nourishes."
– W.E.B. Dubois
Dubois is calling us to spend our time in college expanding our world view and not only focusing on the increase of our earning power.
Talking about race, discrimination, racial battle fatigue and white privilege makes a lot people uncomfortable, but it is in those uncomfortable moments that we set a learning agenda in order to change the racist world we live in.
For further information, please contact:
- "Coping with Racial Trauma"
- "FDR stayed silent too: When police brutality, mob violence and racial injustice collided during WWII"
- "George Floyd video adds to trauma: When is the last time you saw a white person killed online?"
- "Leaders Who Ignore Race in Higher Education Perpetuate Racial Injustice"
- "Pushing Back Against Racism and Xenophobia on Campuses"
- "Racial Diversity in Higher Education: Ingredients for Success and Failure"
- "Racial Trauma: Theory, Research, and Healing: Introduction to the Special Issue"
- "Race and Policing in Higher Education"
- "Teaching Racism as an Idea"
- "Your Black Colleagues May look Like They’re Okay – Chances Are They’re Not"
- Race the Power of an Illusion
- Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
- Black in America Series
- The Hate U Give
- The Help
- To Kill A Mockingbird
- 12 Movies to Help Kids Learn Empathy
- A Conversation About Growing Up Black
- A Conversation with Police on Race
- Deconstructing White Privilege with Dr. Robin Di Angelo
- Man Up on Racism
- Systemic Racism
- Bryan Stevenson’s “We Need to Talk about Injustice”
- Kimberle Crenshaw on The Urgency of Intersectionality
- Baratunde Thurston on How to Deconstruct Racism, One Headline at a Time
- T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison on The Trauma of Systemic Racism is Killing Black Women
- Verna Myers on How to Overcome our Biases? Walk Towards Them
- Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience, by Sheila Wise Rowe
- How to Be An Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
- It’s Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest and Slightly Unprofessional Love letter to Teaching, by Tom Rademacher
- Some of My Best Friends are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America, by Tanner Colby
- Teaching About Race and Racism in the College Classroom (Notes from a white professor), by Cyndi Kernahan
- White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
- White Guys on Campus: Racism, White Immunity, and the Myth of “Post-Racial” Higher Education, by Nolan L. Cabrera
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
- Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice by Paul Butler
Children and Family Resources
- 11 Terms You Should Know to Better Understand Structural Racism
- Addressing Race & Trauma in the classroom (for younger students but some of the tools are transferrable to older students)
- Anti-Oppression LibGuide: Allyship-Take action
- Historic Greenwood - Curriculum Resources
- Implicit Bias Test
- University of Connecticut Racial/Ethnic Stress & Trauma Scale (UnRESTS)
Purpose and Mission Statements
The Office of Intercultural Engagement coordinates, develops, and implements programs, events, and resources that provide opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to engage in intercultural learning opportunities.
The mission of the Office of Intercultural Engagement (OIE) is to promote and support access and equity for persons of every race and ethnic heritage, gender, religion, ability, linguistic diversity, and sexual orientation. In collaboration with existing college programs and offices, OIE promotes and facilitates the academic, professional, and personal development of members of the TCC community with an emphasis on underrepresented groups. This is accomplished through advocacy, direct service, and cultural programming.